Visa for Burundi
Do I need a visa for Burundi?
Burundi is one of the most highly regulated countries in the world. In other words, it restricts free access for citizens of most countries and imposes certain restrictions on obtaining a visa. Currently, only nationals of six African countries can enter Burundi without a visa for up to 90 days.
However, citizens of these countries need to check if any other documents are required besides a valid passport.
Citizens of all other countries need to apply for a visa to enter Burundi. You can find out what documents are required and how much a visa to Burundi costs at our visa center. We help to issue visas in the shortest possible time.
It is also possible to enter Burundi without a visa:
- Holders of diplomatic passports of Turkey
- Holders of diplomatic and service passports of Brazil, China and Russia
- Holders of public relations passports of China
Visa on arrival in Burundi
Until 2015, the Burundian government provided visas on arrival at Bujumbura International Airport. However, the situation has changed and now travelers who are not citizens of visa-free countries need to obtain a visa in advance. Currently, visa on arrival can be obtained by citizens with diplomatic passports, travel authorization from Burundi authorities, and citizens of some African countries with passports issued by COMESA. In other words, any traveler wishing to visit Burundi for tourism purposes cannot apply for a visa on arrival.
What immunizations are required in Burundi?
An international yellow fever vaccination certificate is a requirement for all travelers to Burundi. The yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid 10 days after the vaccination, so it is important to get your vaccination on time, before you leave for Burundi. If you leave it to the last minute and arrive in Burundi within the 10-day waiting period, you may be denied entry.
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